Minnesota Vikings working again Cam Akers tore his left Achilles tendon, probably ending his season, head coach Kevin O’Connell instructed the media Sunday.
Akers, who tore his proper Achilles in 2021, appeared to substantiate the damage on Twitter, posting “I’ll be again” with a tear-filled emoji.
The Vikings acquired Akers in September from the Los Angeles Rams in alternate for a conditional sixth spherical choose within the 2026 NFL Draft.
I’ll be again https://t.co/drrEuVHWg8
— Cam akers (@thereal_cam3) November 6, 2023
Akers, a working again, was really serving because the Vikings emergency quarterback Sunday after rookie sign caller Jaren Corridor went down with a concussion, leaving newly acquired quarterback Josh Dobbs as the one wholesome QB on the roster. (RELATED: ‘Each F***in Door We Go Via, We Kicking That B**ch In’: Antonio Pierce’s Speech Has Me Prepared To Run Via A Brick Wall)
The Vikings traded for Dobbs after their star franchise quarterback Kirk Cousins additionally went down with a torn Achilles in late October.
The ruptured Achilles seems to be supplanting the torn ACL because the NFL participant’s most feared damage.
Star New York Jets QB Aaron Rodgers notably went down with the damage in week one. Baltimore Ravens working again J.Okay. Dobbins, who additionally ruptured the tendon, joined Rodgers in his rehab course of. The Houston Texans misplaced veteran defensive lineman Hassan Ridgeway to the damage this week as nicely.
Whereas Cousins’ damage happened on the grass of Inexperienced Bay’s Lambeau Discipline, the vast majority of the opposite Achilles accidents happened on turf. The rash of ruptures have led to an open debate: is turf the issue? The NFL Gamers Affiliation (NFLPA) has known as on the NFL to implement pure grass in all 30 crew’s stadiums following Rodgers’ week one damage.
“We really feel the information has confirmed our level,” NFLPA President JC Tretter instructed ESPN. “We really feel the participant opinion is constant. There are, actually, solely two our bodies of individuals which might be disagreeing at this level with us: Individuals who manufacture turf and the NFL. And that’s a irritating spot to be in.”